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Lore

Sion, the Undead Champion
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Sion Render
Gender Male
Race Undead, formerly human
Birthplace Noxus
Residence Noxus
Occupation Former Noxian soldier
Faction Noxus
Friends
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Prior to the creation of the League of Legends, the city-states of Demacia and Noxus were locked in a brutal series of on-again-off-again wars that spanned the course of centuries. Both powers sought an advantage over the other, but Noxus was the city-state willing to forego conventional morality to achieve its goals. Only brute strength and the will to use it mattered to Noxus, and this is best exemplified in the murderous warrior, Sion. Used by the Noxians as a human battering ram, Sion would be sent thundering ahead of Noxian troops. He would mercilessly slaughter foes with his large double-bladed axe, "Chopper". His complete disregard for caution ultimately cost him his life, as he was captured and summarily executed by Demacian forces.

The Demacians thought that the beheading of Sion would be the end of his bloodthirsty ways. Death, however, was merely the beginning of Sion's rise to power. The famed Noxian assassin,  Katarina, recovered Sion's remains and Noxian necromancers reanimated the behemoth to serve Noxus once again. Sion's reanimation actually bestowed new powers on him and increased the potency of his existing abilities, making him even more of a terror to behold on the battlefield. The Noxian High Command had a powerful new weapon in their hands - one they have brought to bear as a champion in the League of Legends. Even though Sion's increased powers would make him a powerful tool for the High Command's use outside the Fields of Justice, Noxus no longer risks losing one of their greatest champions in the League to chance or circumstance; Sion's days as a front-line fighter for Noxus' military conquests are at an end.

"For Noxus, death is a promotion."

Quotes

Upon selection
Movement/attacking
  • Play "I'm dead... so are you."
  • Play "I do it."
  • Play "Stop being a bonehead!"
  • Play "Lead me to battle."
  • Play "Get on my Chopper!"
  • Play "Now, I'm dead serious."
  • Play "Who is your summoner, and what does he do?"
Taunt
  • Play "What is best in death? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of noobs!"
Joke
  • Play "Hand bone connected to the axe bone connected to your face bone!"
Laugh

Co-op vs. AI Responses

Match start

  • "Come beat me if you want to win."

Player team victory

  • "GG!"

Player team defeat

  • "We'll be back."
  • "We'll see you soon."

Development

  • Sion was designed by Ezreal.

Previous Abilities

Patch history

V3.01:
  •  Enrage
    • Permanent max health bonus is now doubled to 2/3/4/5/6 upon killing a champion, large minion or large monster.

V1.0.0.129:

V1.0.0.125:

  • Stats
    • Base mana increased to 200 from 175.
    • Mana per level increased to 40 from 25.
    • Base attack speed increased to 0.625 from 0.591.
    • Now gains 1.25 magic resist per level.
    • Movement speed increased to 320 from 315.
  •  Enrage
    • Fixed a bug where health cost was being subtracted at the wrong time, causing health drain from things like Sunfire Cape.

V1.0.0.123:

  •  Enrage
    • Fixed a bug where Enrage would consume health if Sion canceled his auto-attack early.

V1.0.0.120:

  •  Cannibalism
    • Heal is no longer reduced if the damage dealt is absorbed by shields.

V1.0.0.115:

  •  Cryptic Gaze
    • Stun duration reduced to 1.5 seconds from 2.

V1.0.0.113:

  • Stats
    • Base health reduced to 507 from 577.
    • Base health regeneration per 5 seconds decreased to 7.9 from 8.1.
    • Health regeneration per 5 seconds per level reduced to 0.95 from 1.0.
  •  Death's Caress
    • Base shield strength and damage reduced to 100/150/200/250/300 from 110/160/210/260/310.

V1.0.0.105:

  •  Cryptic Gaze
    • Missile speed increased to 1600 from 1100.
  •  Death's Caress
    • Fixed a bug where the detonate tooltip was showing incorrect damage values.

V1.0.0.103:

  •  Death's Caress
    • Base shield strength and damage reduced to 110/160/210/260/310 from 120/170/220/270/320.
    • No longer has a cast animation.

V1.0.0.96:

  •  Death's Caress
    • Fixed a bug that was causing the cooldown on the tooltip to not be affected by cooldown reduction.
    • Fixed a bug where the buff tooltip would display the absorption amount as 0.00 instead of the correct amount.

V1.0.0.87:

  •  Enrage
    • Fixed a bug where you had to toggle it off and back on after leveling it up in order to get the benefit.

V1.0.0.83:

  • Stats
    • Base movement speed increased to 315 from 310.
  •  Feel No Pain
    • Block percentage increased to 40% from 20%.
  •  Cryptic Gaze
    • Mana cost reduced to 100 at all ranks from 120.

V0.9.25.34:

  • General
    • Updated secondary / critical strike animations.
  •  Death's Caress
    • Time needed to manually detonate increased to 4 seconds from 2.
    • Mana cost increased to 70/80/90/100/110 from 50/65/80/95/110.
    • Updated tooltip.

V0.9.25.24:

  •  Death's Caress
    • Can now be manually reactivated after 2 seconds.
    • Cooldown changed to 8 seconds after spell ends.

V0.9.22.15:

  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 310 from 300.
  •  Cryptic Gaze
    • Damage increased to 70/125/180/240/300 from 60/120/180/240/300.
  •  Death's Caress
    • Shield amount increased to 120/170/220/270/320 from 100/150/200/250/300.
    • Ability power ratio increased to 1.2 from 1.
    • Cooldown reduced to 16 seconds from 20.
  •  Cannibalism
    • Is now instant cast.

V0.8.21.110:

  •  Enrage
    • Bonus damage increased to 25/35/45/55/65 from 20/30/40/50/60.

June 19, 2009 Patch:

  •  Enrage
    • Bonus damage reduced to 20/30/40/50/60 from 25/35/45/55/65.

June 6, 2009 Patch:

May 15, 2009 Patch:

  • Updated recommended items.

May 9, 2009 Patch:

  • Stats
    • Attack delay reduced to .05 from .09 (increased attack speed).
    • Base health regeneration increased to 2 from 1.79.
    • Health regeneration per level increased to 0.2 from 0.15.
  •  Cannibalism remade
    • Now heals surrounding allies for 25/37.5/50% of damage dealt instead of increasing max health on attack.
  •  Enrage remade
    • Now drains 6/8/10/12/14 health per attack from draining health per second while activated.
    • Kills while this skill is active permanently increase Sion's maximum health by 1/1.5/2/2.5/3 (no cap).

April 18, 2009 Patch:

  •  Feel No Pain
    • Damage block reduced to 30/40/50 from 30/45/60.
  •  Cannibalism
    • Attack speed boost increased to 45% from 30%.

April 11, 2009 Patch:

  •  Cryptic Gaze
    • Stun duration reduced to 2 seconds from 2.2.
    • Fixed tooltip to show its cooldown by level (12/11/10/9/8 seconds).

Alpha Week 7:

  • Stats
    • Health gained per level reduced to 100 from 106.
  •  Death's Caress
    • Area of effect range reduced to 525 form 600.
    • Mana cost changed to 70/80/90/100/110 from 80 at all ranks.

Alpha Week 6:

Alpha Week 5:

  • Stats
    • Movement speed reduced to 300 from 310.
  •  Death's Caress
    • Fixed visual issues with Sion's explosion particles.

Alpha Week 2:

  • General
    • Fixed attack timing bugs.
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